More than 458,000 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and 25,351 have been hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Below, we’re updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Colorado.
Monday, March 29
9:40 a.m. | Kaiser Permanente announces way to help seniors get transportation to vaccine
Many seniors around Colorado have difficulty finding or paying for transportation to go get their vaccine. Kaiser Permanente has announced new support to alleviate cost and increase availability of transportation options along the Front Range for seniors to get their COVID-19 vaccination. It will collaborate with eight transportation service providers and will provide $45,000 to ensure seniors with Medicare and other older adults can get a ride to receive their vaccination.
The eight companies are:
- Via Mobility Services (Boulder and most of the Denver metro area)
- Aging Resources of Douglas County
- Castle Rock Senior Activity Center
- Silver Key (Colorado Springs)
- Envida (Colorado Springs)
- Senior Resource Development Agency (Pueblo)
- Senior Alternatives in Transportation (Fort Collins/Loveland)
- 60+ Ride (Weld County)
In addition, Kaiser Permanente recently gave $310,000 to four local safety net health care providers along the Front Range to help advance virtual care delivery for underserved communities in Colorado. They are:
- Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
- Denver Health and Hospital Authority
- STRIDE Community Health Center
- Clinica Family Health Services
9:35 a.m. | Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce encourages Latinx community to join Spanish-language panel
Members of the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce are offering an opportunity for Spanish-speaking members of the Latinx community to hear from Dr. Edwin Asturias, a leading COVID expert, plus Gov. Jared Polis about COVID-19 vaccines. They can also ask their questions.
Asturias is a pediatric infectious disease specialist with the University of Colorado.
You can join the panel by clicking here. (Denver7 is working to confirm the start time.)
Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for March 22-March 28, 2021.